Roster Rundown: men's basketball team
Published: Sunday, November 3, 2013
Updated: Sunday, November 3, 2013 20:11
Javon McCrea, senior, forward
2012-13 stats: 18.0 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 2.6 bpg
McCrea has proven he is a legitimate scoring threat the past two seasons, but this year he is working harder on his leadership.
“We got a lot of young guys,” McCrea said. “I’m trying to get them right so they’re good for the rest of their careers, too.”
McCrea’s role this season will be different from in the past because of the change of pace on offense, but head coach Bobby Hurley hasn’t overlooked McCrea’s skill in the post and he will still be the Bulls’ main offensive threat.
Will Regan, junior, forward
2012-13 stats:11.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 41.6% three-point
Regan had his best game of the season in the MAC Tournament last year when he scored 36 points against Ball State. Last week, Regan was named to the first team All-MAC East division team.
“I’m going to be a better rebounder and have a better presence in the post,” Regan said.
Regan brings a shooter’s touch to the forward position and complements McCrea’s strong post presence.
Jarod Oldham, senior, guard
2012-13 stats:10.1 ppg, 4.4 apg, 1.5 spg
Oldham was the Bulls’ starting point guard last season before he broke his wrist 11 games into the year, which ended his season.
“I’m a lot smarter than I was after playing three years and then having to sit out and watch the game from the sidelines,” Oldham said. “I feel like I learned a lot more. I’m definitely excited to be back out on the floor.”
Hurley called Oldham the “best defender [he has] ever coached.”
Jarryn Skeete, sophomore, guard
2012-13 stats: 7.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.5 apg
Skeete stepped in for Oldham in the middle of last season and the then-true freshman played better than many expected. This season, Oldham will be the leading point guard and Skeete will take on a more scoring-centric role.
He doesn’t foresee any issues in playing with Oldham.
“We have great chemistry, so we’re able to read each other without really looking at each other,” Skeete said.
Josh Freelove, senior, guard
2012-13 stats:13.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.0 apg
Freelove comes to the Bulls as a transfer from Alabama State for his final season of eligibility. He was the Hornets’ leading scorer last season. Freelove will likely be the Bulls’ only starter who did not start for the team last season.
He also has a good outside shot – something the Bulls desperately needed last season.
“[I will] be a veteran guy to come in and give scoring support to Javon, and be aggressive on defense and to bring some more guard pressure on offense and defense,” Freelove said.